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Swimming may not be good for your weight loss! Yes, there are a few problems with swimming for weight loss. First studies have shown that due to the buoyancy swimming does not burn as much fat as other forms of exercise, however the biggest problem is in how people do it. In order for your swimming to be beneficial you must get breathless and stay breathless throughout your swim and build up to be able to do it continuously for about 50 minutes! Unfortunately the nature of most peoples swimming ability is that they do not swim fast enough for this and they take too many breaks, sometimes stopping after … Read more

Why Does My Cellulite Get Worse When I Lose Weight?

Cellulite very often gets worse during weight loss because of the poor nutrition people get from the diet they have chosen and because they do not include the right exercise. Good nutrition especially including essential fats (omega 3 and omega 6) and key minerals like calcium, magnesium and zinc is critical for accessing this stubborn, isolated and compacted fat and most weight loss diets do not include enough of these. The demand for these is actually higher if you are exercising for weight loss something you absolutely should be doing.

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Unless you eat a very well designed and carefully thought out diet there is growing evidence that many people are not getting enough of key minerals including calcium, chromium, magnesium and zinc. Indeed it seems that up to 80% of us can be deficient. This is very worrying because the situation is likely to be a lot worse for those on poor weight loss diets and those who exercise regularly. A broader understanding of the roles these minerals play will perhaps motivate you to pay closer attention to them. Remember you are most likely to be deficient in them right now especially these 4 below!

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For most people, the main cause of bad breath is a faulty digestive system and not poor dental hygiene. Badly digested food literally ‘rots’ in your intestine and releases foul smelling gases back up through your digestive system which you then exhale. A great place to start to correct this is to chew your food more slowly and avoid over eating at meals. Remember a woman should never eat/drink more than 400 calories at any one meal or snack and a man never more than 500 calories.

Another critical aid to correcting this problem is a strong probiotic (friendly bacteria) supplement. Make sure to … Read more

Exercise must be a major part of any decent weight loss plan. It is the fastest way to speed up a slow metabolism and it brings enormous physical and mental benefits to the process. Perhaps one of the greatest tragedies of today is the under-estimation of the enormous mental benefits of exercise. Hopefully in time these incredible benefits will be made more widely known.

There are 2 forms of exercise you need for weight lossaerobic (cardio) exercise and probably the most important form of all but unfortunately the most neglected of all – toning exercise. I still meet people every day who… Read more

First drunk around 2700BC, Green Tea has compounds that may provide powerful protection against cancers and heart disease as well as fighting infections and improving longevity.

Its key ingredients are powerful anti-oxidants called polyphenols which help protect cells against damage. One large scale study in China found that people who drank green tea had much lower rates of rectal, pancreatic and colon cancers. In women the risk of rectal and pancreatic cancer was nearly halved! Preliminary research has indicated in might also protect against breast, stomach and skin cancers.

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Exercise is absolutely vital for weight loss and any plan or person that says otherwise is very very wrong and very misleading. Aerobic (cardio) work where you get your heart rate up and try to keep it up for 40 minutes or more is very important and traditionally was considered the core of exercise weight loss…but not any longer!

Toning work is really the most important form of exercise for weight loss and if you are leaving it out you are making a huge mistake! Toning helps you to make enormous changes in your metabolism as well as being the most effective way to prevent sagging, tighten your skin and… Read more

This section is all about supplements that can make a significant difference in your life and especially for your metabolism and health or weight loss goals and Vitamin B5 certainly qualifies here.

Vitamin B5 also known as Calcium Pantothenate or Pantothenic Acid is a member of the B complex family of vitamins. It has roles in cell building, maintaining normal growth, the functioning of the central nervous system and antibody production but it is its essential role in the conversion of fat and sugar to energy and the functioning of the adrenal glands that is of particular interest to us.

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There is a massive range of face and body products available, but how do you know you are getting the best thing? Well, there are certain key things you should look for in a face or body lotion and we want to outline the main things here:

1.    Most important of all, the product should be about the natural improvement of your own skin and not just about filling or masking over. Is the product about genuine skin cell repair?

2.    Will the product be absorbed by the skin? This can be a big problem. Very often you will be lucky if the ingredients get beyond the first layer of the skin and yet to be effective… Read more